17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Graskop
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
car:  5​h
5
Johannesburg
— Few hours
flight:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
car:  1​h
7
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip website .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: highs in Johannesburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Graskop on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panorama Route. On the 18th (Sat), cruise along Panorama Route.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Graskop visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Graskop in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Graskop sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Graskop

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route

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Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit visit planner.

Getting from Graskop to Hoedspruit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll set off for Port Elizabeth on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

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Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Half Collared Kingfisher Trail as well as Cango Caves. Take a break from the city and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Wilderness Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Knysna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wilderness, Robberg Nature Reserve, Cango Caves
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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Gansbaai

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gansbaai trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Knysna to Gansbaai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Klipgat Caves
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Shark Diving
Klipgat Caves ©
Klipgat Caves

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've now added Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Llandudno Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Point and Lion's Head. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gansbaai to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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